Our Mission

The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

Demolition by Neglect Procedures

  • Neighborhood identifies deteriorated properties.
  • Neighborhood sends Demolition by Neglect "advice" letter to all owners on list.
  • If no repairs made within 6 months, neighborhood prioritizes by official action of the neighborhood association according to its rules of procedure and sends prioritized list to RHDC.
  • RHDC makes evaluation of conditions (applying standards listed in ordinance), based upon prioritization provided by neighborhood and available resources.
  • RHDC advises neighborhood of its determination regarding demolition by neglect.
  • RHDC prepares petition based upon prioritization and available resources, submits to Inspections Department to initiate case.

NOTE: The RHDC has limited resources and cases will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis as resources are available.

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village was designated a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G) on February 6, 2018.  READ MORE


Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 3, Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances for 4 new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE